Hi everyone

I just wanted to write this thread because I know there was nothing like it when I was considering IVF. I did a lot of research and all the statistics basically told me to give up or that I would need donated eggs or sperm etc etc etc.

I am 43 years old. My husband is 46. We married in February 09 and neither of us were already blessed with children. We decided pretty quickly that kids were something we wanted to try and have. Nothing happened after a few months of trying. Off we went to see a fertility specialist. Despite the pretty bad stats we were given there as well, we decided to give IVF a go.

Our only real issue was my age. But...first cycle, 8 eggs were harvested, 3 fertilised and all 3 transferred. Then to our amazement, I got a positive pregnancy test. I am now almost 10 weeks pregnant and despite a few little humps, all is going well, no morning sickness to speak of, hardly anything else. We know that there is still some way before we finally have our baby but if we hadn't tried, we wouldn't even have got this far.

I will be 44 when I deliver. It's a miracle.

For anyone over 40 considering IVF, you have to give it a go. You just don't know what will happen if you try and you will regret it forever if you don't try.

Good luck.